Protest outside Saudi Embassy in Washington against Sheikh Nimr’s Execution

Protest outside Saudi Embassy in Washington against Sheikh Nimr’s Execution
Wed Jan 6, 2016 11:15:01

A group of demonstrators have gathered outside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Washington and chanted slogans to denounce the execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

The demonstrators chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia, likening the Riyadh regime to the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

“Down, down Al Saud,” the protesters shouted.

“We are calling on Saudi Arabia to end its barbaric form of capital punishment… we also want our own government to stop business with Saudi Arabia,” a protester Said.

“Because we are perpetuating their ongoing violations of human rights whether it is imprisoning bloggers, or other political activists, or raining down a war of aggression on the people of Yemen,” she added. “It’s time to reevaluate the US-Saudi alliance.”

The Saudi regime said Saturday it had executed Sheikh Nimr along with 46 others, causing international outrage and a serious escalation of diplomatic tensions in the region.

Sheikh Nimr, a critic of the Riyadh regime, was shot by Saudi police and arrested in 2012 in Qatif, which was the scene of peaceful anti-regime demonstrations at the time; Press TV reported.


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